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  • Thingyan Festival | Burmese New Year Water Festival
    Oo Pagoda Balloon Festival THINGYAN NEW YEAR FESTIVAL WATER FESTIVAL Thingyan is the Burmese New Year Water Festival and usually falls around mid April It is a Buddhist festival celebrated over a period of four to five days culminating in the new year Formerly the dates of the Thingyan festival are calculated according to the traditional Burma lunisolar calendar and but now have fixed Roman calendar 13 to 16 April equivalent it often coincides with Easter The dates of the festival are observed as the most important public holiday throughout Burma and are part of the summer holidays at the end of the school year Water throwing or dousing one another from any shape or form of vessel or device that delivers water is the distinguishing feature of this festival and may be done on the first four days of the festival However in most parts of Burma it does not begin in earnest until the second day Thingyan Festival is comparable to other new year festivities in Theravada Buddhist areas of Southeast Asia such as Lao New Year Cambodian New Year and Songkrann Thailand Join us on our Classic Tour Treasures of Burma where we celebrate the Thingyan New Year Festival in Yangon or you could choose to incorporate this festival in a tailor made Burma holiday ABOUT US Panoramic Journeys Guestbook Press Coverage Photo Gallery Newsletter Events Shows Job Opportunities Blog Order Calendar How to Book Booking Form Visas Special Offers Gers Links Media Services Sitemap WHERE WE GO Trip List Mongolia Bhutan Burma China India WHAT WE DO Mongolia Group Tours Mongolia Tailor made Tours Bhutan Group Tours Bhutan Tailor made Tours Burma Group Tours Burma Tailor made Tours Private Trips Luxury Tours Family Holidays Honeymoons Media Services Panoramic Journeys Ltd Granary Barn Chapel Road Chadlington Oxon

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  • Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival | Burmese Buddhist Festival
    20 days Four out of the five revered Buddha images are paraded around the lake in an elaborate gilded barge pulled by traditional long boats manned by hundreds of rowers Over the years these images have become so covered by gold leaf that it is difficult to recognise them Throughout the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival rowing competitions are held which makes for a wonderfully visual spectacle Pilgrims from all over the country come to this festival to pay homage to the four Buddha images and gain merit whilst enjoying the festive air of the event The mysterious fifth Buddha image is left to guard their original resting place at the Phaung Daw U Pagoda whilst the festival takes place Visit the spectacular Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival by joining us on our fabulous Great Burmese Festival Tour or by incorporating it in a tailor made Burma holiday ABOUT US Panoramic Journeys Guestbook Press Coverage Photo Gallery Newsletter Events Shows Job Opportunities Blog Order Calendar How to Book Booking Form Visas Special Offers Gers Links Media Services Sitemap WHERE WE GO Trip List Mongolia Bhutan Burma China India WHAT WE DO Mongolia Group Tours Mongolia Tailor made Tours Bhutan Group

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  • Balloon Festival | Burma
    balloons are usually in the form of pagodas and animals such as elephants dragons or ducks At night the balloons are usually in the shape of a rugby ball huge elongated paper balls with hundreds of small lighted multicoloured paper lanterns hung around their sides The night balloons would string along fireworks and fire sticks which are set off mid air creating a spectacular display The ceremony is accompanied by musicians who play and dance to lively traditional Shan music and the partying goes on in the festival tents until dawn This wonderful and slightly barmy festival makes for an incredible climax to a magical stay in Burma Visit the wonderful Balloon Festival in Taunggyi by joining us on our spectacular Fire in the Sky Taunggyi Balloon Festival tour or by incorporating it in a tailor made Burma holiday ABOUT US Panoramic Journeys Guestbook Press Coverage Photo Gallery Newsletter Events Shows Job Opportunities Blog Order Calendar How to Book Booking Form Visas Special Offers Gers Links Media Services Sitemap WHERE WE GO Trip List Mongolia Bhutan Burma China India WHAT WE DO Mongolia Group Tours Mongolia Tailor made Tours Bhutan Group Tours Bhutan Tailor made Tours Burma Group Tours Burma

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  • Film and Media Logistics | Panoramic Journeys | Portfolio
    a fashion shoot in Mongolia We are pleased that when they came across us they decided to go for it See the results for yourself in the December issue of Vogue out now Read more about behind the scenes on the Vogue Mongolia fashion shoot on our blog Animal Planet Icon Films Extreme angler Jeremy Wade travelled to Mongolia in search of the legendary hucho taimen as part of the 4th series of River Monsters Panoramic Journeys joined forces with our friends at Fish Mongolia to provide the logistics for their shoot on the Delger River Northern Mongolia The finished programme will be aired in April 2012 World Truckers Discovery Channel DragonflyTV In October 2011 Panoramic Journeys undertook our largest filming project to date overseeing a team of 54 crew and staff for an episode of World Truckers The programme documents the trials of teams of truckers faced with a gruelling challenge of transporting unusual loads across the rugged Mongolian countryside in old Russian ZIL trucks competing with each other in timed trials Broadcast scheduled for 2012 date tbc An Idiot Abroad Sky 1 The second series of this ground breaking travelogue follows Karl Pilkington as a reluctant traveller thrown in at the deep end of foreign culture and his sejour in Mongolia was no exception Panoramic Journeys was on hand to set him up with a nomadic homestay complete with obligatory intestine feast and a star turn in the wrestling tournament at the Naadam Festival in Darhan 2010 BBC Natural History We have been working with the BBC over the past three years on the Human Planet series www bbc co uk humanplanet The series focuses on 8 different eco systems of the world and how human life is entwined with the landscape in which they survive Mongolia forms the backdrop for sections within the Grasslands Mountains and Deserts episodes Panoramic Journeys worked on several shoots in the central steppe heartland the Gobi Desert and the Altai Mountains extending our logistics expertise to more remote areas than ever before These shoots were some of the most challenging and rewarding film work that we have been involved in National Geographic Icon Films In July 2010 we hosted Icon Films www iconfilms co uk for the filming of an episode of Wild Things due to be broadcast on National Geographic Channel in 2011 The programme follows herpetologist Pat Spain in search of the legendary Mongolian Deathworm of the Gobi Desert an acid spitting fire breathing killer annelid Pat and his team headed to the remote area of the South Gobi around Gurvantes digging out eye witnesses reports recreating sightings and linking this controversially mythical creature to more recognised species of land animals such as dinosaurs snakes and lizards Marco Polo Film In August 2010 we provided logistical support for this German production company www marco polo film de as they filmed the aerial exploits of one of our special hot air balloon trips led by balloon pioneers Allie and Phil Dunnington

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  • Panoramic Journeys - Mongolia, Bhutan Holiday and Journey Specialists - INDIA EXTENSIONS
    the old Moghul cities The contrast between these ciites and the tranquility of Bhutan makes this a fascinating beginning or end to your trip If this sounds a bit too hectic we can organise a stay in a spa resort or just a fantastic hotel to rejuvinate yourself before or after your long flight Our most popular extension from Delhi is a visit to the Taj Mahal in Agra this

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  • Beijing Extension | Trans-Mongolian Express
    us know if you would like any guided sightseeing activities today or if you would like us to arrange a pick up and dinner at a recommended restaurant Sightseeing options include The Great Wall The Forbidden City and Hutongs The Summer Palace Or perhaps a guided walk through one of Beijing s markets or a cookery or caligraphy class Upon leaving Beijing the following day you will be transferred to the station and board the train at 7 40am and settle into comfortable 2 berth compartments The 30 hour train ride takes you north through rural China and on into Mongolia across the sprawling Gobi desert Please see our separate Practicalities documents for useful train advice including what to take on board and information about the border crossing Day 1 Arrive in Beijing Day 2 Trans Mongolian Express to UB 2 DAY BEIJING EXTENSION 2015 BEIJING EXTENSION TRANS MONGOLIAN EXPRESS Departs All Year Days 2 Price pp From 725 Price ca pp 0 EXTENSIONS This is available as an extension for trips to Mongolia before or after the Mongolian itinerary Please contact for more details Prices Include Accommodation based on shared berth Meals as specified above Activities as specified above

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  • Beijing Extension | Forbidden City
    capital s Hutong districts and stop for lunch with a resident family before visiting the Drum Tower Then spend the evening exploring the city at your leisure Your hotel is located close to famous Wang Fu Jing street this dazzling pedestrian area attracts strolling locals and visitors alike Upon leaving Beijing on your final day you will be transferred to the station and board the train at 7 40am and settle into comfortable 2 berth compartments The 30 hour train ride takes you north through rural China and on into Mongolia across the sprawling Gobi desert Please see our separate Practicalities documents for useful train advice including what to take on board and information about the border crossing Day 1 Arrive in Beijing Day 2 Tiananmen Sq Forbidden City Day 3 Trans Mongolian Express to UB 3 DAY BEIJING EXTENSION FORBIDDEN CITY 2015 BEIJING EXTENSION FORBIDDEN CITY Departs All Year Days 3 Price pp From 708 Price ca pp 0 EXTENSIONS This is available as an extension for trips to Mongolia before or after the Mongolia itinerary Please contact for more details Prices Include Accommodation based on shared twin rooms gers see single supplement prices below Meals as specified above

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  • Beijing Extension | Great Wall
    Visit the world heritage site away from the crowds where you can hike a beautiful section at Jinshanling The evening is at your leisure perhaps sample some world famous Beijing duck for your last meal in China Upon leaving Beijing on your final day you will be transferred to the station and board the train at 7 40am and settle into comfortable 2 berth compartments The 30 hour train ride takes you north through rural China and on into Mongolia across the sprawling Gobi desert Please see our separate Practicalities documents for useful train advice including what to take on board and information about the border crossing Day 1 Arrive in Beijing Day 2 Great Wall Jinshanling Day 3 Trans Mongolian Express to UB 3 DAY BEIJING EXTENSION GREAT WALL 2015 BEIJING EXTENSION GREAT WALL Departs All year Days 3 Price pp From 760 Price ca pp 0 EXTENSIONS This is available as an extension for trips to Mongolia before or after the Mongolia itinerary Please contact for more details Prices Include Accommodation based on shared twin rooms gers see single supplement prices below Meals as specified above Activities as specified above English speaking guide Surface transportation Entrance fees Airport

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